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Retail in Vancouver ‘Recalibrates’ with Increasing Downtown Vacancy Rates and Suburban Growth [Colliers Study]

A report by Colliers shows that a slower return to the office is impacting the city's downtown while suburban retail vacancies see a downturn, though the return of tourists and cruise ships is a positive for the core.

Vancouver Seeing Record-Low Vacancies as Retail Roars Back [Study/Interview]

Vancouver is the "polar opposite of everywhere else in North America" says an expert from Colliers which found that a lack of pandemic lockdowns has resulted in an unexpectedly robust rebound.

Retail Commercial Real Estate Sector in Canada Recovering Following Pandemic Chaos: Report/Interview

Following a highly disruptive two years, retail fundamentals are beginning to get back on track according to a retail expert monitoring the industry.

Colliers Reports Cautious Optimism for Brick-and-Mortar Retail as Economies Continue to Reopen [Feature]

Experiential components will help developers and landlords turn retail properties into must-visit destinations say experts.

Consumer Spending Surge at Retailers Predicted in Canada For Fall/Winter 2021: Interview

The pandemic saw Canadians save billions and analysts predict increased consumer spending heading into December.

Winnipeg Retail Vacancies Drop to Lowest in Decade Despite Pandemic: Interview

Federal supports have been a lifeline for many businesses with new retailers large and small opening across the city.

Downtown Victoria BC Retail and Foodservice Finding its Place Amid Drastic Downturn in Tourism: Interviews

The city is taking a hard look at retail and foodservice sustainability without cruise ships and tourists at a time of reinvention for some.

Study Shows 10% of Retail Tenants in Canada Looking to Permanently Shutter

A 7% increase in retail vacancy in Canada is expected with the vast majority of closures being smaller businesses.

Pinecrest Centre Leases Sears Box to First-to-Market Furniture Retailer

The Ikea-anchored Ottawa centre has secured a large-format Quebec-based furniture retailer to take 78,000 square feet vacated by Sears last year.


Colliers International has released its latest report on retail space rents, including those on Canada's most expensive shopping streets.
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